Brief Butterfly Blitz updates: observation fields and a butterflying world series

Hello all,

I wanted to send out two quick updates.

(1) You may have noticed that I will add an observation field of "insect life stage: adult" to your butterfly observations. There are a couple of reasons that I do this. I go through every observation added to the project – so that I can help add identifications, see what butterflies are being found, and to help choose the OOTW. Adding the life stage helps me to know that I’ve looked at the observation.

In addition, knowing what life stage a species was observed as can be very helpful for certain analyses. Adding the life stage as an observation field makes it easier to use when the data is downloaded from iNaturalist, compared to adding the life stage in the annotations section. This is why I may have added the life stage as an observation field even if you’ve already added it as an annotation.

(2) I've just noticed that there is a butterfly observation challenge going on this weekend - July 17th and 18th. The 'Butterflying World Series' is described as a fun competition where people pledge money based on the number of observations and species you see over the two days. You can find out more about the project here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterflying-world-series. Let us know if you join!

If you ever have any questions about the project, please don't hesitate to reach out. We love to hear from you!

Lähettänyt lltimms lltimms, 14. heinäkuuta 2021 13:39

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